I had brakes on Cherwell 1, had to stop at the top of the hill so as not to his the hedge on the first decent.
I think we should all race what we got put on, I HATED the badly joined ninco raid, but every other car I competed against had to tackle it too.
I'm actually in favour of water splashes, talc, cocoa powder etc. would add to the excitement and stop Tarmac rally cars (such as ninco 911s) having too much of an advantage.
At the end of the day, the hosting club should be encouraged to vary the stages as much as possible during an event. Oxford had a good variety in their mix.